Lynch steps down as UM law school dean

first_img May 15, 2007 Regular News Lynch steps down as UM law school dean Lynch steps down as UM law school dean Dennis O. Lynch, dean of the University of Miami School of Law, plans to step down at the end of the academic year and rejoin the faculty.Lynch has served as dean since 1999.“Dennis Lynch has been a terrific leader of our law school,” said UM President Donna Shalala. “He has brought his intelligence and integrity to all aspects of the school. We look forward to working with him through next year and to his return to the faculty.”Under Lynch’s leadership, the law school launched Momentum: The Campaign for the University of Miami with a $16 million goal and surpassed that goal. The fundraising campaign has helped recruit top students, faculty, and expand instructional resources for the law school. The school currently has three endowed chairs, two distinguished professorships, and its endowment has grown by 92.5 percent since 2000. The UM School of Law has been ranked nine out of the last 10 years in the top 10 list of U.S. schools by Hispanic Business Magazine in its annual Diversity Report.“My eight years as dean at the law school have been immensely challenging and rewarding,” Dean Lynch said. “As I enter my last year in the deanship, I am very pleased with the results of our efforts: We have today an increasingly talented and diverse student body, an outstanding faculty; and, thanks to the support of our generous alumni and law school friends, a very solid financial picture. I look forward to rejoining my faculty colleagues, to being in the classroom with our students, and to contributing to the continued development of this wonderful law school as a professor.”last_img read more

50-year counselors to be recognized

first_img50-year counselors to be recognized March 15, 2010 Regular News 5 0-year counselors to be recognized Attorneys who achieve 50 years in the practice, even if they spent part of their careers in other states, can be recognized for their dedication and service.The Florida Bar will recognize veteran lawyers during a luncheon at the Bar’s Annual Convention June 25 at the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort. Both 50-year members of The Florida Bar and Senior Attorney awards will be awarded at the luncheon.The program, which was recommended by the Out-of-State Practitioners Division, will recognize current active and inactive Bar members who have practiced law for 50 years and have not previously been recognized for this accomplishment. Participants must write a letter stating their request to be considered for a 50-Year Senior Counselor Award and include a list of all bar memberships held with both start and end dates indicated. The cumulative 50 years in legal practice must have been completed by January 1 for this year’s honors.Letters should be addressed to: 50 Year Senior Counselor Award, attention Dana Larichiuta, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300, and must be received no later than Monday, March 31. For more information, contact Larichiuta at (800)-342-8060, ext. 5767, or e-mail read more

Justice Thomas meets with Barry U. law students

first_imgJustice Thomas meets with Barry U. law students April 1, 2011 Regular News SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS from the left, met with three students from the Federalist Society chapter at Barry University School of Law — Amit Schlesinger, Rinaldo J. Cartaya III, and Nicholas Primrose — who attended the 30th Annual Student Symposium at the University of Virginia. The students spent the weekend hearing panels regarding the theme of this year’s symposium, “Capitalism, Markets, and the Constitution.” Justice Thomas delivered the keynote address discussing his life and ideology on the court and where he sees the judicial branch and country going. He cautioned that the country is at a crossroads where the way we interpret the Constitution and decide cases could greatly affect our society. Other highlights of the event included a speech by former CEO of BB&T Bank, John Allison, who spoke on the policy implications that led to the housing bubble and ideas about changing federal monetary and lending policies. His speech ended with an inspiration call to “commit yourself to being a lifelong learner. Learn from your mistakes. Life is a constant education, if you choose to make it one.”last_img read more

Men with higher testosterone levels report being more protective of their romantic relationships

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Pinterest Sharecenter_img LinkedIn New research suggests that men with higher levels of testosterone tend to devote more energy to keeping their romantic partners faithful and in a relationship with them. The study, published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, examined what is known as mate retention behavior.“A great deal of research has previously focused on the role that testosterone (an androgen) plays in men’s mate-seeking and competition for mates,” explained study author Steven Arnocky, an associate professor and founding director of the Human Evolution Laboratory at Nipissing University, Canada.“By contrast, very little research has examined whether testosterone relates to other forms of mating-relevant competition, such as effort aimed at retaining a mating partner. This includes benefit provisioning (e.g., doing nice things for your partner to highlight your commitment to her such as buying gifts, proposing marriage) and cost inflicting (e.g., threatening other men to stay away) acts meant to hold on to exclusive access to one’s mate.” “This is an important gap in knowledge because unlike most other mammalian species, humans generally pair-bond,” Arnocky said. “In other words, we form relatively long-term mating relationships that are often characterized by biparental care of offspring. Therefore, we wanted to know whether testosterone also plays a role in mating competition once a male has secured a romantic partner.”The researchers collected saliva samples from 108 male undergraduates to measure their testosterone levels and had them complete surveys on mate retention and intrasexual competition. They found there was an indirect relationship between testosterone and mate retention behaviors.“Our results suggested that there is a modest relationship between testosterone and mate-retention, but that this relationship is not direct in nature. Rather, testosterone predicts holding a more competitive attitude toward members of the same sex (intrasexual competition), and it is this characteristic of intrasexual competitiveness that in turn predicts mate retention,” Arnocky told PsyPost. “Moreover, this relationship seems to be strongest for cost inflicting, rather than benefit provisioning, acts of mate retention.”Examples of cost-inflicting mate retention behavior include things such as limiting a partner’s social life by monopolizing her time and insulting her to make her feel undeserving of the current relationship. “Our study was correlational in its design, and so one cannot make any causal assumptions about whether testosterone influences levels of intrasexual competitiveness or mate retention,” Arnocky noted. “Future research would benefit from administering testosterone to healthy men who are currently in romantic relationships and subsequently assess mate retention in a laboratory setting to better address this important directional issue,” he added.The study, “Intrasexual competition mediates the relationship between men’s testosterone and mate retention behavior“, was co-authored by Graham Albert, Justin M. Carré, and Triana L. Ortiz.last_img read more

Farmers welcome CWA Focus

first_img Download full press release here: PR2252014 – Farmers welcome CWA focus PR2252014 – Farmers welcome CWA focusPR2252014 – Farmers welcome CWA focusPR2252014 – Farmers welcome CWA focusPR2252014 – Farmers welcome CWA focusPR – Farmers welcome focusfarmers welcom focus Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Feb 2, 2020 Apr 8, 2020 May 3, 2020 No more active COVID-19 cases in Suriname St.Kitts And Nevis Dirctor Of Agriculture Gives Forecast Of… Apr 12, 2020center_img Suriname reaffirms commitment to CARICOM April 10 update Farmers in the Region on Monday welcomed the attention being placed on family farming, but cautioned against the absence of women and youth, shifting goalposts and ignoring cultural elements in the development of policy for the sub-sector. The position was provided from the floor at a seminar titled `Caribbean Agricultural Transformation: the Role of Family Farming’. It was the first activity of the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) now underway in Paramaribo, Suriname. You may be interested in… #CWA2014 – Expectations high for Caribbean Week of AgricultureAs the clock winds down to the opening of the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) in Suriname agricultural organisations have been signaling their expectations of the Region’s leading agricultural event and their faith in the Community’s quest to meet its food and nutrition needs. This year, CWA will be…October 2, 2014In “Suriname”#CWA2014 – A day for farmers?Should a day be set aside each year to celebrate farmers? His Excellency Soeresh Algoe, Minister of Agriculture of Suriname certainly thinks so, and is rallying his colleagues in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to advocate for the observance of International Farmers’ Day on October 8 each year. At the opening…October 13, 2014In “Anguilla”#CWA2014 Family farmers – better stewards of earthFamily farmers were on Monday hailed as better stewards of the earth who provide safe food for the populace of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The role of family farmers was acknowledged during the first seminar of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2014. The seminar’s main aim was the promotion…October 6, 2014In “General”Share this on WhatsApplast_img

East Hampton’s 200 Freestyle Relay Second In County

first_img East Hampton senior Julia Brierley. East Hampton senior Darcy McFarland. Pierson junior Kiara Bailey-Williams. Pierson junior Kiara Bailey-Williams. The Bonackers swam hard, and fast, but in the end East Hampton’s 200-yard freestyle relay came two seconds short of a Suffolk County title on Saturday, November 9 at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood.“The dedication and hard work that the girls put in throughout the season shined through in their efforts in the competition,” head coach Craig Brierley said. “Throughout the meet, the Bonac girls, again, posted either season-best or lifetime-best times — a very impressive task given the fact that most of them posted best times just a week prior.”Senior Sophia Swanson swam a personal best 24.40 seconds as the anchor of the relay. She also finished third in the 200 freestyle in 1:58.31, and third in the 100 freestyle in 53.78, which was also a state-qualifying time.“Sophia has earned her successes in the pool,” Brierley said of Swanson, who was chosen by her teammates as the swimmer of the meet. “She’s always a tough competitor and a consistent hard worker in practice.”Swanson also swam a lifetime best in her leg of the 400 freestyle relay that touched the wall fifth in 3:45.92. That quartet, which includes Catalina Badilla, Julia Brierley, and Jane Brierley, was tasked with attempting to drop over 17 seconds in order to qualify that relay in the state meet.“Of course, these girls were up for the challenge, and came close,” Brierley said. The girls dropped almost 15 seconds between them and finished in fifth place.In the end, East Hampton finished sixth out of 26 schools.East Hampton senior Julia Brierley took more than two seconds off her season best and .4 off of her personal best time to finish seventh in the 50 freestyle, touching the wall in 25.96; and Pierson junior Kiara Bailey-Williams dropped over two seconds from her season-best time (2:23.06) for a 14th-place finish.Freshman Jane Brierley dropped 1.8 seconds with a fifth-place finish in the 200 individual medley, and 1.4 seconds off her 100 freestyle (57.14) for 15th place.East Hampton senior Darcy McFarland went a personal best in the 100 butterfly (1:06.46) for 23rd place. East Hampton sophomore Emily Dyner erased 1.6 seconds off her lifetime best (1:04.15) with an 18th place finish in the 100 backstroke, and Bailey-Williams bettered her career best by 2.3 seconds to finish in 21st place (1:04.65).Dyner, Bailey-Williams, McFarland, and Caroline Brown went best times and finished 11th in the 200 medley relay.Both Brierleys, Bailey-Williams, McFarland, and Swanson will represent East Hampton in the state championships at Ithaca College November 22 and 23. Swanson will compete in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle. Jane Brierley will swim in the 100 breaststroke, and she, Swanson, the other Brierley, and McFarland will race in the 200 medley relay. Bailey-Williams is the team’s East Hampton senior Julia Brierley. East Hampton senior Sophia Swanson.center_img Share Pierson junior Kiara Bailey-Williams. East Hampton freshman Jane Brierley. Pierson junior Kiara Bailey-Williams. East Hampton senior Sophia Swanson.last_img read more

Plug Power announces 2014 financial results

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Steady market growth expected for CENTRAVIS

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Coronavirus: Faber Cylinders provides update

first_imgBased near Venice in Cividale, Italy, the cylinder manufacturer has said that it is respecting its commitments.“Even in this period of emergency we regularly continue in our fairness and respect policy towards our suppliers, customers and partners,” the company explains in a recent statement.“We are sure that we can achieve our goal by working together honestly and with respect for the value chain that sees us as gears of the same system that cannot stop.”Faber currently employees approximately 400 people at its Cividale del Friuli plant and its Castelfranco Veneto plant.“We feel proud in being able to make contribution and feel useful in this moment of great difficulty.”“At this time, attention is focused on the production of cylinders that can make the equipment that saves coronavirus patients. All our staff are proud of this commitment.”last_img read more

Cost, carbon and capital

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